Tag Archives: New Zealand

Public Healthcare Systems and Medical Malpractice

By: Asia Ifill Single payer healthcare systems occur in countries where the government pays for health care of every citizen. Single payer systems empower the government to negotiate lower prices for healthcare and prescription drugs. The drawbacks of single payer systems include problems like long wait times and limited access to treatment. Single payer health […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Boon or Bane for the Biotech Industry?

BY ELYSSA LUKE – After five years of relatively secret negotiations, 12 Pacific Rim countries signed the world’s largest trade deal on Monday, October 5, 2015.[1] The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement cuts tariffs and fosters trade to boost growth amongst twelve nations already responsible for over 40% of world trade.[2] The agreement encompasses most goods […]